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Cathay Pacific Unveils Gloomy Forecast

Cathay Pacific is celebrating its 75th anniversary. However, the airline is also facing its biggest challenge at the same time. The Hong Kong-based carrier announced its traffic figure for August, when it carried 135,353 passengers, an increase of 278.4% compared to August 2020, but a 95.3% decrease from August 2019. Earlier, Cathay Pacific forecasted to operate 30% of pre-pandemic by the end of the year, but many global travel restrictions remain in place. The airline revised its forecast and expects…

Hong Kong and Singapore Travel Bubble Bursts

In the wake of new strategy for dealing Covid-19 in Singapore, the travel bubble agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore has burst, both governments have announced. Singapore's government has granted Hong Kong residents the ability enter the country without quarantining as a result of the low infection rate in Hong…

Greater Bay Airlines to Launch Operations from Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines, a new Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier, has confirmed plans to begin operations with international services from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand and Singapore. The startup will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger jets. Greater Bay Airlines first applied…

Greater Bay Airlines Unveils Its First Aircraft

Although the global pandemic is far from over, Greater Bay Airlines, a brand-new airline based in Hong Kong, has unveiled its first aircraft in Guangzhou, China. The Boeing B737-800 with registration D-AAGB features in white and blue, and GBA was spotted on the tail fin. The brand-new airline was found…

Cathay Pacific Expects a Better Second Half of the Year

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, expects its company finance could be improved as its cash burn will dip below HK$ 1 billion ($128.84 million) each month in the second half of the year. The struggling airline has burned up to HK$1.9 billion  per month in the first half…

Cathay Pacific Gets Approval for Loan Extension

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Tuesday it had received the Hong Kong government's approval to extend the drawdown period for an outstanding 7.8 billion Hong Kong dollar ($1 billion) loan facility by a year until June 2022, allowing the airline more room to manage liquidity. The bridge loan…

Cathay Pacific Resumes Hiring Local Pilots

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has decided to resume its flight crew recruitment for Hong Kong-based pilots again for the first time in approximately eighteen months, as the airline is getting a head start into the lengthy medium-to-long term process of rebuilding its business and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Cathay…

HK Express Completes CommonPass Trial

HK Express announced on Monday that it has completed its first flight trial using CommonPass. By securely validating and storing Covid-19 tests and vaccine records, the digital health passport application will enable passengers to easily comply with health-related entry requirements globally, while still simultaneously streamlining the HK Express pre-departure experience.…

British Airways Set To Return To Hong Kong

British Airways will soon resume passenger flights to Hong Kong, following the lifting of the Hong Kong government's suspension on passenger services from the United Kingdom. This good news comes as Hong Kong has been known to be one of the strictest countries when it comes down to border restrictions…

Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble Set for May 26

The highly-anticipated air travel bubble to allow quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and Singapore is set for take-off on May 26, six months delayed after its initially-planned launch. Initially set for November last year, the travel bubble was burst by both countries due to the then-sudden rise of Covid-19 cases…